Poets United Mid-Week Motif: Dark Moon New Moon

For Poets United Mid-week motif and dVerse OLN : http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2017/10/poets-united-midweek-motif-dark-moon.html

The moon sleeps
Screech owls whinny in the darkness,
accelerating their cries
as the stars sparkle in the night sky.
The moon sleeps.

In the creeks frogs splash playing
in the darkness
as the stars sparkle in the night sky.
The moon sleeps.

All is silent under the darkness.
All is still under the darkness.
A lone cat slithers through the yard fence.
The light of the moon is waiting its turn.

 

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18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sherry Marr
    Oct 18, 2017 @ 19:39:39

    This is beautiful. I loved every line. Especially loved the owl whinnying!

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  2. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 00:22:01

    Jiust delightful! The night noises, gradually going to stillness….

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  3. Susan Chast
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 00:25:10

    Ah! I can see it all, even the moon in line, waiting its turn. Brilliant.

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  4. Sumana Roy
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 00:53:23

    Fantastic. You’ve made the night alive with all the nocturnal movements around while the stars sparkle like so many eyes in the dark. Great word pictures.

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  5. John Buchanan
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 01:42:20

    Interesting juxtaposition between the noise and movement in the first two verses and the silence and stillness of the third!

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  6. Marja
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 05:31:44

    The light of the moon is waiting its turn. Very clever Beautiful poem

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  7. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 06:13:12

    All is still under the darkness.
    The light of the moon is waiting its turn.

    It provides the respite one waits impatiently for! It knows when to take its cue!

    Hank

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  8. Khaya Ronkainen
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 06:50:10

    Oh, lovely and vivid imagery. Your depiction of all the movement happening, whilst the moon sleeps is amazing!

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  9. Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa)
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 09:59:23

    Oh this is wonderfully picturesque!❤️ Especially love; “In the creeks frogs splash playing in the darkness as the stars sparkle in the night sky. The moon sleeps.”❤️

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  10. annell4
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 10:29:51

    I enjoyed reading your poem.

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  11. ladynyo
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 13:47:50

    Oh, lovely Toni! I was pulled right in and from the first line, captured.

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  12. Mary
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 16:13:47

    This poem gives me a feeling of peace, Toni! Though the moon is dark, life continues to go on.

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  13. Laura Bloomsbury
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 16:49:28

    Heavenly sights and sounds under this dark moon

    Reply

  14. Jamztoma
    Oct 20, 2017 @ 14:00:12

    haha yup those are the goings under a dark moon. I like it!

    Reply

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